Dr. James L. Poth
Santa Cruz, California Map
|Specialty:||Oncologist / Hematologist|
|Practice:||Poth & Edwards|
|Online Appt. Scheduling:||Unknown|
|Accepting New Patients:||Y|
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Dr. James L. Poth has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com.
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Oncologist / Hematologist-related: cancer, lymphoma, anemia, sickle cell, breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, leukemia, blood disease, tumors, radiation, chemotherapy, CML
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||20/10/13||SYSTEM: First Name changed from "James" to "James L."|
For a "local oncologist" he is quite knowledgable about my type of cancer & what he doesn't know, he admits freely. At first I thought he was kind of stern, but he is truly a real sweetie & he & his staff follow thru with phone calls, faxes, etc when needed. He is easily accessible. If you don't need a specialist for your type of cnacer, or need a first consultation, he is great. He doesn't have a big ego & will readily go along with a treatment plan designed by a specialist for your type of cancer.
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $35
Poth rules! When he opens his mouth, people jump! Every time something happened with me, he had tests done immediately. He is a kind, responsive, and highly thought of man, who works in coordination with his colleagues at Stanford, and this combination worked VERY well for me. I wouldn't want to be with any other oncologist. Dr. Poth's staff is knowledgable, friendly, and very responsive. Immediate replies when called, even at on-call times.
||10/03/06||3||1||3||It is difficult to rate an on-call doctor who you only met once. But what can one say about a physician who recommended chemotherapy for a patient whose cancer had spread to several major organs and was internally hemorraging? The patient went through this recommended chemotherapy and died days later.||Respond|
||03/02/05||5||5||5||Great person, great physician. On old-school phyisician who will drop everything to listen to you. His patients are the #1 priority with him, and he'll move mountains to make things work for you.||Respond|